We are very sad to report that Jim Shelton, our Chairman, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018.
Jim was an outstanding individual, with a sharp wit, an even sharper mind, and a wonderful sense of humor. He contributed many years of service to the user community in the CUBE user organization, served on the committee for the merger of CUBE and USE organizations resulting in the founding of UNITE in 1993, subsequently served on the Board of UNITE , and served several times as Chairman of the UNITE Board of Directors.
Chairman of the Board &
Director of Community Advocacy
Global Companies L.L.C.
800 South Street, PO Box 9161
Waltham, MA 02454
Jim was a tireless advocate for users of Burroughs and then Unisys systems and was instrumental in improving the user relationships with Unisys and other vendors. He was always ready to help, to provide guidance, and to pitch in no matter how messy the problem or situation. He was honored for his service and received the Star award in 2003. He returned to the UNITE Board in 2009 and has served as Chairman for 5 annual terms since then.
Jim was employed by Global Partners LLC and predecessor companies for over 45 years and was responsible for creating the IT applications and environment integral to the mission critical operation of the company. He managed the IT organization for many years and laid the foundation for continued successful IT evolution for many years to come.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Kate, and his son, Andy.
Information on services will be provided here when available.
Letters and cards to express condolences can be sent to the family at:
PO BOX 120792
BOSTON, MA 02112
Jim will be sorely missed by his many friends in UNITE and the entire Unisys user community.
Information on Services for Jim will be posted here when available.